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Cuba's Santeria priests make dire predictions for 2016

Sunday, January 03, 2016 - 01:06

Cuba's Santeria priests predict increased migration, social unrest and terrorism for 2016. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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A warning of dire times ahead from Cuba's Santeria faith. Some of the predictions for the year have already come to pass - - like massive migration around the globe. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish), BABALAWO LAZARO CUESTA, SAYING: "There is a massive migratory process in different parts of the world. In some places, people are fleeing war. In others, economic difficulties. In others, political conflicts. In other places, the barbarity of terrorists. In other words, if appropriate measures to search for a proper solution are not taken in each of the places where these things are taking place, this sign warns us that it will continue in a progressive fashion." The flow of migrants from Cuba increased by around 80 percent last year -- as the détente between Washington and Havana stirs fears that preferential U.S. asylum rights for Cubans may soon end. But there was also some good news -- that 2016 would deliver greater foreign investment in Cuba.

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Cuba's Santeria priests make dire predictions for 2016

Sunday, January 03, 2016 - 01:06